In the ancient book of Matthew, the author mentions "Asking, Seeking and Knocking." We usually look at this as something we do to connect with God ... and/or to ask him for favors.
Have you ever thought about the fact that this could be a suggestion on how to interact with each other*
Seeking shows a desire to want to learn something about the other person ... it's all about them, not about us. Do I seek to hear what others are saying 'between their words?'
Knocking means we won't give up on someone. We will continue to hang in there with them ... through thick and thin. How am I with sticking around and knocking ... for the umpthteen time?!
How can you ask, seek, knock instead of telling, showing and giving up on someone today?